4th Day of Christmas: The Books on My Christmas List

The Books on My Christmas List

Today’s post is a relatively short one for some easy Sunday reading; I’m going to be taking you through the books on my Christmas List. As I feel like I’ve mentioned 1000 times already in my 12 Days of Christmas posts, I love receiving and giving books for Christmas. I always spend a fair amount of time thinking about the books I’m going to ask for for Christmas to last me for the following year and this is the list I’ve compiled this year (in no particular order, as Dermot O’Leary would say)…


  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron (as frequently recommended by Dolly Alderton)

  • Arthur & George by Julian Barnes (one of my favourite authors)

  • Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes (I told you he’s one of my favourites)

  • The Only Story by Julian Barnes (promise I’m not just doing this to prove a point)

  • The Secret Lives of Baba Semi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin (I’ve read a couple of books by Nigerian female authors this year that I have loved and I’ve heard great things about this one too)

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (one of said Nigerian authors who I’ve been loving this year)

  • Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod (social media has become a huge part of my life with the launch of my blog this year so I think this is a book I should definitely read)

  • Refinery 29 Money Diaries: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances… And Everyone Else’s (I love the Refinery29 Money Diaries series and I also need help with managing my money so this book sounds good for me)

  • Milkman by Anna Burns (this won this years Man Booker Prize so I’m very interested to read it)

  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (I loved Normal People so I’m DYING to read this)

  • What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons (honestly can’t remember how this one made it’s way on to my reading list- I think I just like/d the sound of the plot)

  • Weaverbird (this is a collection of short stories, one of which is by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ who wrote my favourite book of the year Stay With Me so I want this book as part of my quest to read everything she’s ever written)

  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (another one that I don’t really know where it came from…I’ve heard lots about it and the plot looks interesting so, there you go!)

The Books on My Christmas List
The Books on My Christmas List

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short but sweet post compiling all the books on my Christmas List. Just a heads up, I’m not expecting to receive ALL of these! I’ve written them down for myself so if people ask me what I want from I can give them this list and they can pick one that they like the sound of too. Any that I don’t receive I might treat myself to after Christmas or just transfer them to my Birthday Books list (my birthday is in January so there won’t be too long to wait)!

I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these books or if you like the sound of any of them! Or, even more excitingly, let me know in the comments the books you’ve put on your list to Father Christmas this year.